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~ TODAY'S WEATHER.
Washington. Feb. 80. —For Montana:
Fair; siisrhily warmer; south winds: increas
ing cloudiness, and probably light rains or
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Dakota: blightly warmer; south winds;
generally fair weather Sunday; probably
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■ A GOOD WORK.
The present week many of the ladies
in one of the most fashionable residence
districts in the city will gather at a
stately church edifice and commune
with each other, seeking inspiration
and counsel from the versatile and cult
ured upon the practical features of
culinary art and science. There have
been and possibly still are many spirit
ual-minded people who look upon it as
gross and degrading to connect the
economy of the stomach with that of
the traditionally immaterial scope of
the church edifice. They would have
these good women gather in the sacred
portals to prepare tracts to send
to the Japanese, or to fit out
missionaries to supplement the cargoes
of Christian rum inflicted upon the sus
ceptible and untutored denizens of Af
rica. There is no disparagement of such
altruistic efforts, but in practical Chris
tianity there is a wide, in fact almost ex
haustless field in the cooking art. One
might presume that, in the numberless
thousands of years that people have
been eating cooked articles of food, the
processes would have grown into such
definiteness and perfection that there
could hardly be further advance. Still,
it is as far from exhausting the possi
bilities of improvement as the medical
schools are from infallibility and com
plete knowledge in all that pertains
to physical ills. It is a wholesome
tendency in the later times that leads
the mistress to rival the Dinahs' and
Bridgets in the lore that makes for in
ternal cheer and salubrity, It has been
f>ittily said that, had Cleopatra's nose
een an inch shorter, the history of the
. irorld would have been changed. The
';lyspepsia and indigestion of bad cook
ing have made sheol a present realiza
tion in the history of countless millions.
Possibly Napoleon would not have 1
lost the battle of Waterloo had he not
had a fit of indigestion that hampered
his mental processes and prevented his
exercising his wonted alertness and skill
in his combinations and maneuvers.
The Chicago socialists who thought
to overthrow society with bombs .-nixed
their raw pork with beer that was badly
malted. If they had not fed upon a
bulldog diet they would not have been
anarchists. Who ever heard of a person
that lived upon vegetables and well
cooked viands becoming turbulent and
dangerous. lie will fight forpatriotism,
home and principle, but the bad blood
does not get into the head and incite to
social and political phrensy. A large
part of the people who commit sui
cide or go. to the madhouse, have
some of the disposing "causes in
the miseries of bad cooking. There
has been great progress made In
this art of late years. In fact, it
is probable that the extension of the ay '
erage life is more the effect of better
culinary methods than of any other sin
gle cause. But duration is less impor
tant than conditions and quality. Long
life is only desirable when it is sweet,"
kindly and useful. The serenity of do
mestic life is largely involved. There
are no statistics at hand, but, when the
causes are ferreted out, it will be found
that men are often led to vicious habits
by the uncomfortable" condition of the
stomach induced by indigestion as the
result of bad cookery. Stimulants are
taken as a temporary relief, and in
temperate habits contracted. It is
not a romantic assumption that
many of the divorces are more
or less due to this cause. But when
dyspepsia and internal acidity reach the
pulpit the effects are the mo3t lugubri
ous and distressing. Without philoso
phizing, it may be not entirely a fanci
ful conceit that the turning down of an
cient dogmas in th« latter eras affords
something of an index of progress in
this most important art. Those who
eat in public places are presumed
to have the fruits of high skill and
trainine before them, and yet it is rare
that one feels pursuaded that the best
Is not yet to be learned by the culinary
agents. All the movements toward
greater attainment are worthy of the
encouragement of the women, and will
have the earnest indorsement of the
BLAIR THE LATEST.
The attention of President Harrison
is called to the fact that there is another
Richmond in the field. Ex-Senator
announces himself a presidential
candidate. It is -quite likely that the
22d of February, sacred to the memory
of our first president, will, on this ac
count, be passed by our last one, up to
date, in sackcloth and ashes.
Repudiated by his own state, this
latest aspirant for presidential honors
sought relief in the expected hospitable
shelter ; of '° the Chinese mission. Re
pudinted by China, he now seeks '•■ to in
trench himself against further political
disaster in the White house.
The Globe thinks Mr. Blair is
MRS. ELAINE'S VICTORY.
Yesterday was a great day for Mrs.
Jamks G. Blame Jr. She got her di
vorce, the custody of her baby", a good
round judgment for alimony and the
satisfaction of a vindication and a vic
tory. This is a long list of pleasant
things, and their attainment is compen
sation enough for a winter spent in
South Dakota and a 400-mile journey in
February across the '"prairies to the
Black Hills. It would be more gratify
ing, perhaps, ere the alimony immedi
ately collectible: but even a worthless
judgment is better than nothing, arid it
may be that after a while it will in
crease in value. The defendant's vener
able father was not always rich, and the
younger generation may, bye and bye,
develop the same capacity for casting
an anchor to windward which lias made
their progenitor's career so profitable
and exciting. Or chance may have it
that the defendant himself will have oc
casion on« of these days to. invoke the
aid of a -Dakota court to escape from his
next matrimonial entanglement; and, if
he does, nothing but hard cash will se
cure him a hearing and a release- from
the contempt he will be in for disobey
ing its decrees. AH things come to
those who wait, and, although it may be
rather a sad service to submit to the in
definite postponement of this part of
her triumph, even here Mrs. Blaise
need uot be without hope.
BLAXD'S DELUSIVE DOLLAR.
In the majority report upon the free
coinage bill now pending in the house
there is concealed an ingenious attempt
to confuse the minds of the people re
garding the significance of the word
"dollar." The term is juggled with in
a manner calculated to convey the er
roneous idea that the value of an Amer
ican dollar is decided by special legis
lation of the congress of the United
States. The majority report is quoted
"Silver cannot fall below the value which
the government gives it at tho mint, because
the mint is an open market for all of it at the
Now the cold truth which stares free
coinage advocates in the face is em
braced in the fact that the United States
government is powerless to impart com
mercial value to any commodity, be it
gold, silver, copper or dandelions. • The
Globe knows what the constitution of
the United States says upon this sub
ject, to wit:
"Sec. 8. The congress shall have power to
coin money, regulate the value thereof and
of foreign coin, and fix the standard of
weights and measures."
Lake some intricate texts of Scripture,
this section, for the benefit of silver
visionaries, needs explanation. The
words "regulate" and "give" cannot be
tortured into synonymy. The wildest
silverite will hardly claim that the gov
ernment of the United States is author
ized by its constitution to "give" value
to foreign coins. Government— any gov
ernment in the world — can no more reg
ulate the value of money, as understood
by the silver men, thau it can regulate
the multiplication table.
A dollar— an American dollar— is sim
ply a piece of money so named by the
government of the United States as the
unit of its own particular circulating
medium. England has her guinea,
France her franc, Germany her thaler,
India her rupee, Spain her peso. The
American dollar is stamped at the mint
with the government's guarantee that
it contains . 412)£ grains of silver, or
25 8-10 grains of gold. Theu the Ameri
can dollar goes out into the world to do
business. The markets of the world
fix its vatue— its relative value—with
the money of other countries. We, as a
government, have nothing to say about
it. Government is one thing; com
merce another. We have said it is a
dollar. The world says, "All right: We
will take your dollar in exchange for so
many French francs, or we will give
you an English sovereign for so many
of your dollars." Thus the foreign silk
merchant or wine dealer will treat our
dollar. They care nothing, only to
know that the government's guarantee
regarding its fineness is good, and that
it is genuine.
But suppose; for Illustration, the
United States government decides—
which it can constitutionally— that
206>£ grains of silver shall constitute an
American dollar. What then? The
world of commerce again says: "All
right; we will theu give you only one
half as many francs for your dollar,
and you must give us twice as many
dollars for au English sovereign."
From this It will be seen that, so far
as giving value to American money, as
is claimed by the majority report ou the
Bland bill, the government does
nothing of the kind. It is powerless to
do so. It can only certify to the world
the amount of gold or silver in an
American coin. In other words, it
presses its stamp on a piece of money,
aud the great world of commerce does
THE BUSINESS SITUATION.
February as a rule is a dull month in
business circles. The present mouth
has beer, no exception to this rule, but
the only reason that it has caused some
disappointment is the fact that better
things were expected on account of the
great crops and the easy condition of
the money market. The past week was
distinguished by a speculative spurt In
wheat and stocks which proved to be
bad for business. The price of wheat
was forced up five cents per bushel,
\^th a visible supply of wheat and
flour in course of shipment to Europe
and in the United States and Canada 50
per cent larger than at the same time a
With the exception of the South, trade
is fair, and even iv the cotton belt there
are signs of improvement. The move
ment to force the price of cotton up
ward, behind which Joux H. Inman
was said to be, has not yet cut much
figure; but it would not be at all sur
prising if that enterprising speculator
should inaugurate the movement in the
near future. A rise io the price of cot
ton would still help the grower out, as
a large amount yet remains in first
hands. Money continues remarkably
easy, the New York banks having the
largest reserves, the largest loans and
the largest deposits in their history.
The deposits until a few weeks ago
were never much over §450,000,000. Now
they are over $520,000,000. The cash re
serves aggregate $164,000,000, the larg
est ever known, while the loans are
$466,000,000. It has only been a short
time since a total of $400,000,080 was the
The banking centers of the West are
m a similar position, and the smaller
or country banks have the largest de
posits m their history. Good commer
cial paper is in demand. With the
opening of business in the spring money
will be in demand, and many new enter
prises will be entered upon." The lon°-
predicted wave of gold has not yet com
menced to flow across from Europe yet,
and during the week an export of 5500,
--000 was made. If the crops of the
past year and the great exports to
Europe are not sufficient to start this
tide, what will be the result when a light
THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 21, 1892. --SIXTEEN PAGES.
crop and a lesser demand in Europe
The Iron trade is showing signs of Im
provement in spite of immense produc
tion. The grain and provision - lines ,
have been unsettled. The Indications
are that the grain market will continue
unsettled for some tune, and as: the ;
season advances the stock market will
furnish its share of excitement. "
THE EMPEROR'S: COMPLAINT.
The fierce young emperor of the Ger
mans will probably find that neither
laws nor imperial edicts will avail to
keep at home the restless throng of
ambitious men of whoso expatriation
he so bitterly complains. The rewards
of earnestness,' character and ability are
greater and quicker in America than in
the countries of the old world, and it
speaks well for the intelligence
or the kaiser's subjects that they
understand that this is true. The
Germans do not love their father
land the less because they leave it, bat
the sure promise of progress and in
creased prosperity is an irresistible at
traction to the best of them. If there
were no assisted emigration, we should
not need to patrol our coasts with gov
ernment officials lest the lawless and
incapable should effect an entrance into
our borders. The people who have the
courage to turn their backs on the
scenes of their childhood and to go ou
and dwell anione strangers ate of the
stuff from which good citizens are made.
Such do not despise sentiment or the
claims of patriotism, but they recognize
a higher duty than loyalty to a king.
That is the duty of self-development.
Every man owes it to the world to make
the most of the powers God has given
him for the good of himself and his fel
lows; and if m one place his sphere is
artificially limited, or his aspirations
held in check by barriers of caste and
convention, as he is brave and strong,
he will break away from his thralldom
at any cost, and plant himself where iiis
work will count in humanity's advance
ment. If the emperor misses his yeo
men, and will not be comforted in their
absence, let him follow their example,
and come to America also. He will find
a hearty welcome, and room for the
exercise of his great powers. What a
wonderful career he might have if he
should go into railroading, or undertake
the manipulation of a real estate boom
iv a Western town.
SPECIAL DELIVERY SYSTEM.
The latest suggestion for reform con
cerns the special delivery postal system.
The postmaster at Chicago says that the
big blue stamp is not effective for the
purpose for which it was invented. A
thousand letters ma/ at one time be
heaped together awaiting distribution,
and it will be only after a careful search
and a long delay that the ones marked
for quick dispatch are uncovered by the
clerks and started -on their way. He
suggests that Instead of the stamp the
government manufacture and sell for
the same price an envelope of some un
usual and conspicuous color. When a
letter appears thus enclosed the sorters
will at once discover it, no matter
among how many others it may be hid
den, and rescue it from the mass before
they do anything else. This seems like
a good idea. The special delivery de
partment or the service has already
added a great deal to the convenience
of the public, to say nothing of the sav
ing it has made possible in the item of
messenger charges. If there were half
hour collections from all the boxes with
in the radius of a mile from the post
office, and the devices to secure speed
and reliability were so complete that
the chances or' miscarriage were reduced
to a minimum, the system would >j be
come still more popular and be more
generally patronized.". The Chicago
postmaster's plan might help to these
ends if it were adopted.
A RIGID SYSTEM.
Under the later dispensation down in
Mississippi they have elections only
once in four years, and probably the
legislature does not meet oftener. Per
haps the infrequency of legislation has
something to do with its character.
Among the most recent acts passed is
one nearly a3 restrictive on bibulous
practices as the lowa statute, and the
most advanced measure in regard -to
tobacco and cigarettes that has been ob
served in any quarter. It prohibits,
under $100 penalty or imprisonment
from one to three months, the selling*
bartering or giving away to any person
under eighteen years of age of cigar
ettes, smoking or chewing . tobacco, or
snuff, without a written order from
the parent or guardian. If the
young men have thej,vaysof their fel
lows in this part of the country, the en
forcement of such a law must cut off a
great deal of traffic. But the act goes
still further, and prescribes the same
penalties for any person, without regard
to age, who shall "smoke a cigarette, or
tobacco, or other substance rolled in
paper, on any public street or highway,
or any church or theater or public hall,
hotel, court house or any other public
building," or in many other localities
specified. That is, a "man can be im
prisoned for smoking a cigarette, or
tobacco or other substance rolled in
paper" in any public place. If the pro
hibition had been confined to cigarettes,
or the substances that pass, for tobacco,
which are nauseating to the general
nose or prejudicial to health, the reason
would be apparent. But it is a refine
ment of .civilization - hardly to be ex
pected in that quarter that bars tiie
popular habit in all places where people
THE TROLLEY SYSTEM.
There is no immediate prospect that
the trolley system for electric street
cars will give place to anything better,
but there are improvements being made
in the operation that relieve some of
the objections most urged. The wires
and their supports are unsightly and in
the way of the fire department at fires,
and there is no way to obviate these
difficulties while they are used. But
late devices remove the danger from
connection with broken wires of the
telephone or telegraph, and do away
with the trolley noise. Important
changes in the driving gear also relieve
all difficulty with snow or ice on the
track. Recent experiments in Boston
gave entire satisfaction in these re
spects. Chicago is trying the electric
system in the suburbs, and will no.
doubt gradually extend it to most parts
of the city. The indications are that
this will be the case with most of the
larger cities. _
THE DIVORCE STATE.
The local historians serve the public
full measure in the divorce expositions
iv South Dakota. If there has been any
supposition on the part of the high
toned freedom seekers ' that Dakota' is
♦•wild and woolly" and out of the news
gatherer's range, they are being unde
ceived. :If there is any "snap" in the
thing, it is not being missed by the local
purveyors of pictures for the public eye.
Possibly the discerning,: South Dakota
people discover in this connection that
their state is obtaining: all the attention
cared for, and consequently ! hesitate to
make provision for: any Dresentation of
other attractions at the Chicago . fair.
When inquiry is pressed as to why
the conditions are made so fa
vorable for the development '"of
this - Industry, \ it ■■ Is '■; replied :; tthatt t
the regimen came down from the
territorial days, when the men who mi
grated there often left their wives in the
East or elsewhoie, and wished them to
remain there permanently. It was very
convenient for them to have an easy di
vorce mill at hand; But there is no dis- .
position apparent to change the order. *
The senator would, perhaps, being a
reverend, compromise by an ineffective
proposal to change the United States
constitution, lie does not urge any
home medication of the complaint, if it
is noxious. Should tho reliance at Chi-*
cagobe In this direction, it would be.
well to have practical, as well as pano
ramic illustrations of the operation pre
sented there. Statistics and exhibitions
of the processes could bo made to fur
ther promote its prestige as the easy
avenue to freedom from marital servi
One house of the Massachusetts legislature
has passed a bill imposing a penalty on rail
roads that give passes to members of that
body, and it is believed it will become a law.
Each member, however, is to be paid 82 per
mile for the distance he travels to tho capitol
once in the session. That .will pay for a
good many rides, but may bo for tho interest
of the people in the end.
Washington's birthday comes on Monday,
which is a baa day for celebrations. Lin
coln's was but ten days earlier. One of the
later propositions is to pool the birthdays of
the great men and have one day for them
all. Perhaps it will be 'necessary in the
. While the cigarette is under review, it is
noted that a professor, presumably a scien
tist, told the committee of the Massachusetts
legislature last week that it is less injurious,
than the cigar. But Gen. Butler once re
marked that college professors are sometimes
hung in that state.
At a recent wedding In Michigan an ad
mission fee was charged. There is hardly
more than a nominal difference between
that method and the frequent one where
presents are expected. It has the advantage,
too, that the couple . can use the money to
buy what they need.
There is some effort being made in the
house to pass a bill for an income tax, but it
will not receive much, countenance until the
time comes, if it does, when further expedi
ents are needed to increase the revenue.
Chicago seems to be in earnest in trying to
do away with the smoke nuisance in the cen
tral parts of the city. There are times when
the large chimneys in St. Paul forget their
ability to smoke.
Uncle Jerky Rusk is assured that he can
have the vote of Wisconsin in convention, if
he will say the word, He may find it best to
write a letter taking his name out of the way
of the president.
Congressman Lind may be given credit for
frankness in saying that he voted as he felt
in voting for the McKinley bill. Still, it is
not just the way to the governor's chair.
• If Gov. Hill would be president, he ought
to marry first. The ladies are in favor of
drawing the line on bachelors.
THE WOOL SCHEDULE.
KcKinley's Merciless Tax on
There is, however, in the whole his-*
tory of protectionist spoliation nothiug 4
so barbarous as the schedule of woolen
duties in the McKinley tariff. The men
who have put a tax of upward of 100
per cent on the poor man's blanket and
the poor woman's shawl and the cloth
ing of children were without bowels.
Their extreme desire to conciliate the
political influence of the Ohio sheep
growers and of the woolen manufac
turers got the better of their humanity
and good sense. There was an old law
of England which provided that every
person after death should be buried in
a woolen shroua, in order to encourage
the manufacture of woolens. More bar
barous and unreasonable than that au
cient law, the McKinley act, by its mer
ciless taxes on woolens, discourages the
wearing of them by the living.
Somebody's Stray Pigeon Found.
About 1 o'clock yesterday liufus De
laney, a messenger in the census bureau,
was startled by a pretty young carrier
pigeon lighting on his shoulder. The
blue-tinted bird seemed afraid, and re
fused to leave its perch. Takine the
bird in his hand Delaney examined it
and found on the left leg a little gold
band on which was cut the inscription,
"x17,G87." The singular appearance of
the pigeon cannot be accounted for, as
all of the doors and windows were shut
fast, and there was no possible entrance
open to it at that time. It is,lhought to
have flown into the building at another
time, when the doors were' open or the
A French Officer's Ruse.
There has died at Versailles recently
the Vicomte Toussaint, formerly a
colonel in the French army and mayor
of Toulouse. He was a brave man and
a dashing officer. During one of the
hottest engagements of the terrible
year, noticing that his troops were
bending forward under a galling fire to
escape the bullets of the enemy, while
he alone maintained an erect position,
he exclaimed, "Since when, I should
like to know, has so much politeness
been shown to the Prussian?" The
sarcasm took instantaneous effect, for
the soldiers rushed forward and carried
everything before them.
. » —
. Hojack— The boss scolded the book
keeper a while ago.
Tomdik— you hear him?
Tomdik— how do you know?
Hojack— Reddink is giving the office
New Y^Jt Recorder.
Georgie— How do I look, Cholly?
Cholly— Oat of sight, dear boy.
■ The Nebraska supremo . court now decides
that ex- Gov. : Thayer was an usurper. This
court, by the way, is. the same one that do
cided that Gov. Thdyer was not an usurper.
• « ' »
.... G rover Cleveland ; is still in It, or will be in
it when his 500 ' Now York , supporters begin
oecupany of the rooms at the Grand Pacific,
Chicago, which : wero recently engaged for
its* » • «
' "Steve" Elkius mysteriously admits that B.
Harrison is a candidate for re-election, but
ho appears decidedly fearful that the news
will leak out from some unexpected quarter.
\ ■ . *■'-*..•. • * _ ,
j So far Pugilist Corbett appears to have
knocked the spots off from everything but
the sun. .
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■i When the "burly colored man" gets hold
of a revolver of the "bulldog pattern" and
attacks an "inoffensive citizen," while the
dissipated young man commits the "rash act"
'of suicide, and "the real facts" of a "sensa
tional elopement" come "to the surface." the
'police reporter achieves' more glory than for
, "lo ! these many moons." . . ■ :
* « *
'■; The callow emperor of Germany holds to
s the opinion that the present sensitive condi
tion of European politics will prevent his at
tendance upon the world's fair. Let him
sock old Bismarck back •Into- the premier's
: chair, and Billy never will be missed.
• «... • •■--..*■-'-■ ■
; The . attempt of • the Republican ; press to
load the responsibility of the Bland bill upon
the Democratic party will fail of success.
| The leading journals of Democratic persua
sion join in opposing it. The Bland bill is
j fathered by such staunch Republicans as
.'Senators Stewart, Wolcott and others of their
i ilk. . la short, it is not distinctively a politi
cal issue. It is merely one of those visionary
i financial chimeras upon which both parties
• have invariably divided, do now divide, and
i will probably continue to divide for all time
: to come.
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Senator Hill's "snap convention" is a
; chestnut that has been altogether too se
verely roasted, and is now burned to a crisp.
Tomorrow it will proceed to fructify.
NERO OF THE HATCHET.
Tomorrow is Washington's birthday, and
all the public schools will remain closed.
Whenever we can say anything pleasant to
the pink ears of happy childhood it is one of
the cardinal red principles of our well regu
lated life to do so.
Had George Washington continued to live
along in his good, old-fashioned, primitive,
free and easy style, he would now have been
; 100 years of age, with false teeth, air cushion,'
! liver pad. bottle of pepsin tonic and all mod
ern improvements. He was a progressive
man who always kept fully abreast of the
times, and never allowed a resolution to go
backward when he could help it.
» And he generally could.
Washington was born at Pope's Creek,
; Westmoreland county, Virginia, Feb. 22,
■1732. Twenty-four hours earlier -would have
made it impossible for the Hill "snap conven
tion" to have been held on Washington's
I birthday, as a Democratic convention called
; to meet on Sunday would be an anomaly in
But fate was against him, or against the
convention. We are not entirely clear in
: this matter, but may become more lucid
'. further on in the campaign.
; . The Father of his Country, known in scho
lastic circles as Pater Patriae, died at Mt Ver
non Dec. 14, 1799. He was a good man and
; could not tell a lie owing probably to de
fects In his early education. We do not
know exactly how it is, but none of the
? present generation appear to be suffering
j from the same mental disability. If we
5 couldn't tell a lie once in awhile, we should
5 consider we had outlived our usefulness in
the journalistic profession.
I The only field open to us would be con
l fined to the legal walks of life where all is
■ peace, probity and pugnacity.
; The remarkable likeness between accepted
poltraits of Christopher Columbus and
I George Washington is exciting considerable
j comment in these T world's fair preparatory
• days. And yet "it is not revealed among
Washington's collected speeches that he ever
-. said : "America was discovered by a fellow
; thaUooks like me." No, Washington was
tot» modest lie was a shy, retiring person
from youth up. He was a mau who would
Hither blush unseen than go into the mad-,
dening whirl of a crowded French brill to do
his blushing. This was characteristic of the
man, and we dou't hesitate ' to commend his
example to the youth of our country.
We have said that he couldn't tell a lie. and
we are not prepared to take it back. Other
eminent authorities in biographical researches
of Washington contend that he could, but
wouldn't. It may be held in some quarters
that a man who can lie, but won't He, should
tie made to lie. We are not prepared to go .
that far. Circumstances may be against him,
but we should always . have great charity for
the man who makes a specialty of telling the
truth even in war times and at war prices.
, Washington organized a very successful
movement against the British, and achieved
considerable notoriety. He fought at great
odds aud under a handicap that would dis
courage any member of the St. Paul Press
club Dilliard tournament. The summer
soldier and the sunshine patriot was quite as
numerous in his day as at the present epoch.
But he made the pot-house politician take a
back seat, which we, in this age of the world,
are unable to do.
There is a story going the rounds of the
press connecting George Washington in
some way: with a hatchet.
But we have forgotten it.
When the cry of cheap clothing and
low-priced blankets is raised on the
Democratic side of the house the West
will answer with a view-halloo.— St.
This bill is by far the most important
of those that the committee has had
under consideration, as it would relieve
consumers of a burden of at least $120,
--000,000 a year. Compared with this the
saving of §700,000 a year to consumers
of binding twine is a mere trifle.—
The ways and means committee's
cheaper clothing bill cuts deep— much
deeper than the Mills bill proposes to
cut. No one will indorse this more
heartily than Mr. Mills himself. A Mills
bill now would be something a long way
further along the road to the ends of re
form than the Mills bill Introduced be
fore the Republican party declared for
a prohibitive tariff.— St. Louis Republic.
The bill is all right for the purpose of
bringing 1 the tariff question close- home
: the farmer, but it may at the same
time be made to bring the subject home
to other consumers, as well as to the
; gentlemen of the cordage trust. The
trust had to pay no tax on its imported
materials; it should not be licensed by
congress to collect tribute from the peo
ple on any of its products.— Chicago
■ Unless wool should advance consid
erably this spring, of which there is no
present indication, very few wool grow
ers will object to the repeal of the use
less and injurious wool schedules of the
McKinley law. They were told unequiv
ocally that the higher duties would add
to the selling value of their fleeces.
Such has not ■ been the case, and they
are sick of the "Ohio wool idea."—Chi
cago Evening Post.
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ON TO MEXICO.
Mexican civilization is on a level with
the lottery, while American civilization
has risen above it.— Philadelphia Press.
'. The Louisiana lottery is going to
Mexico. Our sister republic should get
up a revolution against it.— New York .
Recorder. : • .
Does that Louisiana lottery, that has
just i essayed the role of Capt. Davy
Crockett's coon, mean business — or is it,
like Brer Rabbit, just lying low?— New
York Telegram. ■_ '
; ' jlf the Louisiana lottery g«es to Mex
ico, as it is said it ; will, as much of its
business as possible will still be : done
in the United States, and it will look to
this : country for its greatest field of
profit. ,It ; does : not expect to remove
until 1893, and therefore our govern- 1
ment will have time .-: to . attend to some
important; international questions to
which it "-'•will give Philadelphia
TALKS WITH TRANSIENTS, -
The Seventh district Alliance men .seem
to bo divided on almost everything in the
platform adopted at Minneapolis as well at,
on the question of candidates, but there is
ouo matter - concerning which . they are as
one. This is that ; the district and the state
are sure to go their wav at the coming elec
tion. Yesterday a number of the leaders , of
the Sovouth district passed through St. Paul
on their way to attend the St. Louis conven
tion, and while in the city they talked freely
concerning the situation In the Seventh dis
trict. In the party weio Andrew Stoeuerson
.and County Attorney A. It. Holston, of Polk
county, and Louis Hanson, of Clay. Mr.
Steeuerson has been accused of being a fol
lower of the Sage of Nininger, and In some
quarters it is believed ■!. that he has been
booked for the congressional nomination. Ho
was asked regarding these reports and said :
: '•I am one of those Alliance men who
believe that the party would live and be suc
cessful if both Donnelly and Hompe were to
die. What we want in our district is the
right Kind of platform; we can find a candi
date for congress without any trouble. There
are a dozen good men who haven't been
mentioned who will make good candidates.
We want the subtreasury bill, and wo arc go
ing to have that in the platform. Senator
Hompe is a good man. I do not know his
views on the subtreasury bill, but if he Is all
right on that he might make a good candi
Mr. Steenerson is not properly a Donnelly
man, . according to his talk, and has been
classified as such probably because he has
been with the Sage on the more radical dec
larations of the Alliance.
Louis Hanson, of Clay county, the secretary
of the state central committee of the People's
party, has usually been labeled a Donnelly
man, and, whether he represents the Sage or
not, the fact that he openly announces - that
the Alliance nominee for congress in the
Seventh district this year will be 11. E. Boen,
of Fergus Falls, will be taken as evidence
that the Dakota connty man is for Boen. :
But, while Mr. Hanson is strongly for Boen,
he admits that Senator Ilompe is possessed
of great strength in Otter Tail county and is
withal a good man.
"But," said the Clay county man, "Boen
will be the nominee."
County Attorney Holston, of Polk, was not
impressed with the Boen boom and said so.
He said the first important move '. for the Al
liance was * the nomination of a strong state
ticket. He favors an early convention and
the nomination of a full ticket.
"Owen will be the nominee for govenor,"
"Oh, no." said Secretary Hanson. "There
is a great deal cf opposition to him, and 1 do
not believe he can get the nomination."
"He can carry Polk county solid," said Mr. ;
Ilolston, "and I am positive that when the
convention meets he will be the only man
considered. He is stronger today than he
was two years ago, and I believe he can be
elected if we give him the nomination."
The conversation drifted back to the sub
ject of the proper man to nominate for. con
gress, and Mr. Holsion made the prediction
that Senator Lommeu, of Polk, would be
found a strong candidate when the Seventh
district Alliance convention meets He de
clared the Polk county senator the strong
st man in the Red river valley, and, besides,
a man who will make an able and creditable
member of congress. While Secretary Han
son was ready to acknowledge the good qual
ities of Senator Lommen and his strong
points, he was not ready to think that he
can defeat Bo en for the nomination.
Mr. Holston is a young man. but in the
campaign of 1390 made himself, wonderfully
solid with the voters of PolK and adjoining
counties. He was on the stump constantly -
from the time the county convention was
held until the day of election, and developed
greet ability as a political speaker. During
the time that he was a briefless young lawyer
at Red Lake Falls he stored up a fund of
stores and anecdotes that stood him good
service in his campaign for county attorney.
In this connection it may not be amiss to
state that a member of his party yesterday
gave it out that Mr. . Holston will be the
choice of Polk county for ihe Alliance nomi
nation for attorney general this year.
Ex-Mayor P. H. Carney, of Mankato, was
in the city yesterday in the interests of the
I Mankato & Northeastern Railroad company,
,of which he is president. During the day he ;
conferred with F. D. Woodbury, the chief
engineer of the road, and in the evening he
announced that preparations were about
completed for the grading of the road, which
will be commenced as soon as the frost is out
of the ground.
"This road will be a Mankato institution,
and will be built in the interests of that
. city," he said. "Our surveys make it twelve
miles shorter than the Omaha between Man
kato and St. Paul. We realize that a city
cannot grow without manufacturing, and
the only way to tret that is by offering iail
road facilities, and if railroads will not come
to us we are going to them. The road will
go from Mankato to Kasot.a and thus tap
all of the stone quarries. From Kasota our
surveys make it an air line to St. Paul. We
will cross the Milwaukee at Farmington and
connect with the Kansas City at Rich Valley.
We also expect to connect with the Burling
ton. Our . people are very much in earnest,
and the road will go through."
Donald Grant, the well-known contractor
ofFanbault, who has built the Duluth &
Winnipeg and various other railroads, was
with Mayor Carney while the latter was dis
cussing the new railroad, and when he was
asked his opinion, declared that the Man
kato man was right. He agreed that rail
roads were a necessity to a town situated as
"And you caunot get too many of them,"
remarked Mr. Grant. "All this reminds me
of an incident which happened when I was
a mere boy in Faribault," he continued. "A
railroad wauled to come into Faribault from
the East. It demanded or asked for certain
inducements, and a public meeting was held
to consider the matter. I was young, but . I
thought I saw the necessity of secur
ing the road, and I made a speech,
i urging the matter favorably to the
meeting. When I finished, a man who ' was
connected with the Minnesota Central, soon
afterward the Milwaukee, arose and stated
that I was young and ambitious and proba
bly wanted to have the new road come for
the object of making some money out of the
building of the line. He was opposed to
spending the money of the people in that
way. He had no sooner taken his seat than
I was on the floor. I roasted him in every
way, accused him of working in the inter
ests of the railroad then in the town. Before
I got through the crowd was applauding me,
and the man who had attempted to demolish
me was hissed from the hall. You cannot
have a good town without having working
men. The tin pail brigade makes the city
every time." ;,. - - v. ■;.";' .-■ • - •
Hon. R. R. Wise, of Brainerd, is at the
Merchants' with Mrs. Wise.
President A. IS. Johnson, of the Swift
County Bank of Benson, is in the city.
'- Editor R. M. Tuttl c, of Mandau, is a ' guest
of the Merchants'. ;
Dr. D. F. Collins, of Hinckley, is in the
CITY HALL CHAT.
The new license ordinance will prove a
revelation to the venders of oil and gasoline.
These go from house to house Belling their
wares, and ■ have never been required to take
out a license of any sort for the privilege. .
Hereafter they must pay ■ $50 each. This
course was taken at the earnest solicitation
of the grocers, who are obliged to compete
• - - ■ .+:- ;
"I am not in favor of this new bread ordi
nance," said W. P. Murray, "if His intended
'Just to give a ; fat position to Borne office
seeker. Whm I should favor would be to let
the marketmaster do all the inspecting, and
pay him a little in addition if it is necessary.
I would vote for such a plan."
-V -I- ..;:..::, ::-;. .; :.': .
The chances are a hundred to one that had
there been a full meeting of the joint com
mittee on the auditorium yesterday -- the re
result would : have been •.,: vastly I- different.
Assemblyman McCafferty and Aid. Conley,
both ardent and untiring supporters i of. the
project, were absent from the city. As it is'
left there are grave doubts whether : the ab
sent members will be able upon 1 , their return
to arouse the sentiment that had - prevailed
until yesterday. Mr. Davidson may build
our auditorium ; with 3,000 capacity, but he
confesses frankly that ■:_ he is '; not ready to
promise it. and if he does not, what? Again,
will the people of St. Paul be satisfied with -
the capacity if he does build f
SPOTS ON THE SUN.
There is a big new spot on the sun.
Perhaps some of the mud thrown by
Ben Butler at dead men hit Old Sol.—
': The appeal of a big spot on the
face of the sun affords opportunity for
the formation of a new political party. :
■- That cloud on the face of the sun m<»y
be caused by the thought ;of what he
might earn could he but distribute his
light through meters.— Times.
It is calculated that the epot on the
sun is 18,000 mile 3in diameter. That
makes it almost as imposing as a spot
on one's character.— Boston Herald,
.; If the sun spot is responsible for the
existing weather there will be a-gen
eral and heartfelt wish that the sun
would quit the spot business.— Detroit
Astronomers are interested in that big
spot on the sun. The astrologers are
certain also that something is going to
happen. It generally does.— Toledo
The new spot on the sun which the
star sharps have discovered will be held
responsible for all the ills that come to
the world the ureseut year. In all prob
ability the Republicans will even under
take to saddle it with all the woes that
spring from an outrageous tariff.—De
troit Free Press.
"There goes a man to be trusted,"
•said Jagson, as Dudeson entered the
tailor shop.— Elmira Gazette. -
; Having fun is like buying catfish;
after you have cut the head off there is
not much left.— Atchison Globe. ■
A man on the footpath of the Brook
lyn bridge cau beat the ferryboat. It is
a walking over for him.— Picayune.
Wonder if this agitation against
"sweat shops" will affect the parties
who are running Turkish baths.—Bos
The truth of the saying "To be fore
warned is to be forearmed" often re
solves itself into a question of speed.—
To the chiropodist frankness is the
most admirable of human character
istics; he delights in hearing men ac
knowledge the corn.— Boston Courier.
If it be true that the man who is his
own lawyer has a fool for a client, then
there are cases where it is not expedi
ent to keep one's own counsel.— Boston
• A "poetess" of the Northwest has
dedicated to Senators Peffer and Kyle
a poem of which the first line reads:
"Arm! Go forth naked for the fight."—
Springfield Republican. '
Encouraging a Delusion.
' The arguments against the Hatch and
Washburn bills which have been made
before the committees of the house and
the senate have amounted to a demon
stration. They can leave no doubt in
the mind of any unpredjudiced and
intelligent man that such legislation as
these bills propose would inflict enor
mous evils upon the country, and would
injure no class so much as the one it is
ostensibly designed to benefit.
. As Mr. Hamiil showed conclusively
in his address before the senate sub
committee, it would drive an immense
amount of capital out of the business of
carrying produce, and in that way force
farmers to sell at ruinously low prices
after every harvest, and inflict untold
injury upon the poorest of the farmers
— those who must needs sell as soon as
they have secured their crops. These
men would suffer most. Capitalists, in
cluding all legitimate dealers in prod
uce, would suffer less, though" severely.
The only meu who would gain anything
mould be the miller and the malster.
o' ' .
Speculation vs. Gambling.
The statesmen who are trying to pro
hibit grain and stock gambling by act
.of congress are now strictly on the de
fensive. Their plausible arguments on
the evils of boards of trade have beeu
neatly punctured by clear-headed bus
iness men who are able to give reasons
for believing the anti-optionists to be
grievously in error.
Overshoot the Mark.
The protest calls attention to the fact
that the Hatch or Washburn bill, if
made a law. would interfere with the
purchase from the farmer by limiting
the ability of the .first buyer to find a
market in which to sell; and that both
bills overshoot the mark in aiming a
blow at gambling.
The story of an intoxicated gentleman
who drank a bottle of a certain cure for
inebriety by mistake and is now an in
voluntary teetotaler is full of suggestion.
The time may come when compulsory
virtue can be bought like beer in bottles
and men made good without meaning
to be. . _ .
Not Pledged to One Chief.
Chicago Herald. HEB
The Democratic party is not a one
man party. Campbell, Carlisle, G»-ay,
Palmer and Boies are as sound tariff re
formers as is Mr.' Cleveland, and some
of them* achieved distinction as such
many years in advance of him.
Hamlet Left Out.
What is the use of the in acoustic
curve in. the Minneapolis convention !
hall, if it is not to sound the name of
the white-plumed knight?
No Longer Moribund.
Since Blame quit running for presi
dent it is notable that his health has
improved very much in the opinions of
nil 1 1
KRANICH & BACH,
Have No Equals for the Money.
148 150 East Third St, St PauL
509 % 511 Nicollet Ay., Minneapolis.
Very, very low have gone
the prices of Furs lately,
and as a consequence we
have been very busy.
We only wish we could
have done the same
amount of business two
months ago, and made a
profit. As it is now we
are not making a cent,
simply turning our goods
into money, and you are
the gainers. We have
sold garments the past
few weeks at prices that
make us sick, but then
we are overloaded, and
have to "take our medi
cine." We have about
Garments left. Goods
that we sold at $50, $60
and $75. You can take
any one of them at $40.
This is a clear loss to us,
but we know we must
offer extra inducements
enough to warrant you
in buying for next year's
use. There isn't a gar
ment in this lot cost less
than $40, and some of
them cost $55 and $60
each. Are they cheap
The fact is, our whole
Is upside down, and
wrong side to. That is,
we are not getting the
profit, but making a loss,
and you are paying no
profit, but making a
gain. Those among the
ladies who want a SEAL
SKIN garment and don't
take advantage of our
present situation are
unwise, as we haven't
been caught this way in
sixteen years, and prom
ise you you won't catch
us again. What's the
matter with selecting or
ordering made a
You can't commence
too early. You can start
in now and make small
payments monthly, and
have your garment all
paid for next fall, and
you will have just saved
so much that would have
gone anyway and you
had nothing to show for
it. Isn't this worth your
attention? We think it
is. We are now starting
our factory at making
new goods, and can as
well make on your pattern
as our own.